Author and psychiatrist Paul Fleischman gave these talks in Europe and America in 2007. He gave them to various audiences, and the nature of each audience partly shaped the contents of each talk. For example the Boston talk was to mental health professionals in the USA, and the Freiberg talk was to "Mindfulness" researchers in Germany. The content of the talks reflect those circumstances. Several question and answer sessions are included.
"if you've taken the 10 day cores you must read"
Poems based on themes from meditation, inspired by the hope of promoting loving kindness and kinship through the realization of impermanence. Influenced by classical poetry, anchored in social and ethical values, the author attempts to integrate scientific thought with poetic and reverential awareness of the natural world.
"Food For Thought"
Young Kase and his faithful partner Murdox who just happens to be a talking wolf-dog are agents for the Incantation Enforcement Agency, Counter-Curse Division. In a world where magic and technology are intertwined, they have the unpleasant job of righting magic that has gone wrong.
"Great Book for a Road Trip"
There are moments that pry us from complacency, from going through the motions without internal reward or meaning. Dr. Paul Ho, a driven and accomplished cardiologist, experiences one of life's nudges when he suffers a heart attack at the age of 39. Not only is he too young to have a heart attack, but he is ironically a heart doctor being groomed to be his hospital's next chief of cardiology. Bewildered at his health condition, Dr. Paul seeks a deeper understanding of his heart.
Hear about the sexual adventures of a newly qualified doctor and his efforts to tick off the categories on his list and win "the bet".
Everything that you ever heard about doctors and nurses was true....